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Holidays in Sand in Taufers

About 80 3,000 meters high peaks and a mighty medieval castle characterise the scenery around the romantic village Sand in Taufers, which is at the same time the lively centre of Tauferer Ahrntal.

View of Castle of Taufers
View of Castle of Taufers

The castle sits on a rocky outcrop below Ahornach.

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The city of Bruneck is only a few kilometres away and also the skiing regions Speikboden, Klausberg and Kronplatz are easily reachable. The fortified Taufers Castle is located on a small hill slightly above Sand in Taufers and still today it seems to guard the village and its inhabitants.

The castle is open to the public, exhibiting for instance knight’s armours and a fully equipped torture chamber. In mild summer evenings, time and again there even take place concerts.

In summer, the village itself is a meeting point for locals as well as for guests strolling through the nice alleys, meeting friends and tasting some delicacies of the local cuisine – especially from July until the beginning of September, when restaurants and hotels establish their kitchens on the streets of the village and organise the popular speciality evenings called “Tauferer Straßenküche”.

Rein Waterfalls
Rein Waterfalls

The Reinbach river has three wonderful waterfalls in a gorge near Sand in Taufers.

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Natural swimming pool
Natural swimming pool

The lake in Campo Tures is a natural swimming pool

© Tourismusverein Tauferer Ahrntal

For active travellers & wellness lovers

Bathing fun at all seasons is offered by the modern indoor and outdoor pool Cascade. It has several heated pools indoor, a large sauna world and a natural bathing pond with sunbathing lawn outdoors.

Sand in Taufers is a good starting point for hikes and mountain tours and mountain bikers and cyclists feel like in paradise here too. The family-friendly cycle path of Tauferer Ahrntal directly leads through Sand in Taufers and invites you to make a cosy tour to Bruneck. A real highlight are the Reinbach waterfalls on the way to Rein in Taufers.

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Ansitz Neumelans
Ansitz Neumelans

The historical building of Ansitz Neumelans at the entrance of Sand in Taufers is impressive still today.

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History of Sand in Taufers

The nice village in the middle of Tauferer Ahrntal was first mentioned in documents between 1050 and 1065; its former names “Sand Maurizien” and “Sant” appeared in 1296 or 1410.

Today’s municipality was founded in 1926 with the official title “Campo Tures” including the 8 districts Sand, Drittelsand, Ahornach, Rein, Kematen, Mühlen, Mühlwald and Lappach. However, the last ones – Mühlwald and Lappach – shortly after were separated again and since that time, they form together their own municipality.

Until the middle of the 19th century, Sand in Taufers did not play an important role for the economy of the region. But the situation changed quickly with the rise of tourism and alpinism. Primarily the opening of the skiing region Speikboden in 1973 brought a huge rise. Today, Sand in Taufers has numerous comfortable hotels, spacious apartments and cosy B&Bs for all tastes.

Pursteinhof in Campo Tures / Sand in Taufers
Pursteinhof in Campo Tures / Sand in Taufers

Holiday in a farm. Away from the hustle and bustle there is this beautiful farm.

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Reinbach waterfalls
Reinbach waterfalls

The Reinbach waterfalls near Sand in Taufers are a real nature spectacle. Along the watercourse, there is an easy hiking and contemplative trail.

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Rein Waterfalls
Rein Waterfalls

The Reinbach river has three wonderful waterfalls in a gorge near Sand in Taufers.

© Christa Eder / Fotolia.com
Castle Taufers
Castle Taufers

The picturesque Castle Taufers is situated above Sand in Taufers and is always worth a visit.

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Ansitz Neumelans
Ansitz Neumelans

The historical building of Ansitz Neumelans at the entrance of Sand in Taufers is impressive still today.

© Internet Consulting - Benedikt Trojer
Tures Castle
Tures Castle

Tures Castle

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Sand in Taufers/Campo Tures
Sand in Taufers/Campo Tures

View on Sand in Taufers/Campo Tures

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View of Castle of Taufers
View of Castle of Taufers

The castle sits on a rocky outcrop below Ahornach.

© Internet Consulting - Kurt Leiter
Tures Castle
Tures Castle

Tures Castle

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Natural swimming pool
Natural swimming pool

The lake in Campo Tures is a natural swimming pool

© Tourismusverein Tauferer Ahrntal
Parish church Sand in Taufers
Parish church Sand in Taufers

The parish church of Sand in Taufers is picturesquely situated on the boarder of Ahr river.

© Internet Consulting - Benedikt Trojer
Ski Resort Speikboden
Ski Resort Speikboden

Ski Resort Speikboden

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